Originally Posted by Stefy
6950 Power Color PCS++ comes with the 6970 BIOS and shaders unlocked.
Yes but the cooler and overclockability are very bad compared to the Twin Frozr III.
Also the PCS++ does not have a voltage controller.
And almost no owners have reported 1 GHZ achievements.
It is a gamble with the 6950.
In my oppinion the Twin Frozr III is the best because
.)special voltage controller
.)90% unlockability because almost no cards have been laser cut
Then there is the ASUS DCUII which claims second place because:
.)very good overclockability
.)also specially designed voltage controller
.)second best cooler
Number three the PCS ++
.)no voltage controller
.)third best cooler
.)100% unlockability + full 6970 BIOS with warranty !! (factory unlocked + 6970 BIOS)
Then the reference cards with
.)average overclockability (some better/some worse)
.)some have voltage controllers some donÂ´t
That is my analogy of the matter
If a card unlocks or not does not depend on the cards ability rather than if the product has been laser cut to make it impossible for software measures to unlock the unfunctional units.
So there is no guarantee whatsoever a card will unlock...it all depends on what branch of card you have bought.
The newer ones have a higher probability rate of having been laser cut than the older ones.
So only the PCS++ ensures the unlock since is already factory unlocked + 6970 BIOS and warranty so you can be certain the full unlock + flash will be stable ..but the negative side is that this inhibits the overclock from reaching its peak and even more the card does not have a voltage controller I believe which makes overlocking it even more difficult.
So choose your favouriteEdited by Kung Pow - 4/14/11 at 6:01am